Presidential Inaugural Gala set for Jan. 21 at Convention Center

The Pine Bluff Presidential Inaugural Gala Committee will present an Inaugural Gala in honor of President Barack Obama at 7 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Pine Bluff Convention Center Ballroom.

The special guest will be Dr. Jocelyn Elders, former U.S. surgeon general.

Live entertainment will be provided by Legoria Payton & Friends. Attire is formal (black tie optional). The evening will also include dinner, dancing, a Gala souvenir book, a special momentous gift, and simulcasting of inauguration events in Washington, D.C. Attendees will also have the opportunity to write personal congratulations messages to the Obama family, which will be presented to the president in Washington, D.C.

Ticket are $45 in advance and $55 at the door. Tickets are available at the Pine Bluff Convention Center ticket office, Treasure Chest Bridals in The Pines mall and Fathers & Sons Clothier in Jefferson Square.

For more information, call 870-413-1667 or e-mail